Xorg Problems

Rem Roberti remegius at comcast.net
Thu Aug 19 05:49:14 UTC 2010

Ondrej Majerech wrote:
> On 19-Aug-10 13:20, Rem Roberti wrote:
>> I'm having trouble with xorg on a new 8.1 installation.  I haven't
>> installed a wm yet, but when I try to call up the generic x windows by
>> typing "startx" they do indeed appear, but all three of the x windows
>> are locked up. By that I mean that there is no mouse, and no possibility
>> of entering data in the windows via the keyboard. Totally frozen. And
>> you can't get out of x in the usual manner i.e. ctrl-alt-backspace. The
>> only thing that works is ctrl-alt-del which, of course, reboots the
>> computer. Any ideas are appreciated.
> "New" Xorg requires HAL and Dbus to recognize input devices by 
> default. Do you have these enabled?
> Alternatively, you revert to the old, no-HAL method by adding
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
> into your ServerFlags in xorg.conf.
> You might also want to add Option "DontZap" "false" into the same 
> section as well to have Ctrl-Alt-Backspace working again.
> ~ Ondra
Thank you Ondra...that did the trick.


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